Crispy Chicken Fritters


1 tsp. Dijon Mustard

25 oz. Canned Chicken Breast Drained Well

⅛ tsp Thyme Dried

¼ cup Breadcrumbs

¼ tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Large Egg

¼ tsp. Onion Powder

Salt And Pepper To Taste

Oil For Frying


In a mixing bowl, knead together the dijon, canned chicken, thyme, ¼ cup breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, egg and salt and pepper to taste.

Form the chicken mixture into 6 patties.

Place a layer of oil in a skillet, and heat it over medium high heat.

Add the patties to the heated skillet, and fry evenly until completely cooked and crispy.


Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1 fritter
Calories: 150 kcal
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 75mg
Sodium: 250mg
Total Carbohydrates: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 0.5g
Protein: 20g

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use fresh chicken instead of canned chicken breast?

Yes, you can substitute canned chicken breast with cooked and shredded fresh chicken.

Ensure it’s thoroughly cooked and well-drained before mixing with other ingredients.

What can I use if I don’t have Dijon mustard?

If you don’t have Dijon mustard, you can use regular mustard or even mayonnaise for added moisture and flavor.

Can I bake these fritters instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake the chicken fritters for a healthier alternative.

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), place the patties on a lightly greased baking sheet, and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Are these chicken fritters suitable for a gluten-free diet?

The breadcrumbs used in this recipe contain gluten.

However, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers as a substitute to make the fritters gluten-free.

How can I prevent the chicken fritters from falling apart while frying?

Ensure the mixture is well-combined and sufficiently bound together with the egg and breadcrumbs.

Also, make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the patties to the skillet, and avoid overcrowding the pan, which can cause them to stick together.

Additionally, handle the fritters gently when flipping them to prevent breakage.

Can I add other seasonings to the chicken mixture?

Yes, feel free to customize the flavor by adding herbs like parsley or cilantro, or spices such as paprika or cayenne pepper to suit your taste preferences.

How do I know when the chicken fritters are cooked through?

The chicken fritters should be golden brown and crispy on the outside and cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) when tested with a meat thermometer.

Can I prepare the chicken mixture in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the chicken mixture ahead of time and store it covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before forming and frying the patties.

Can I freeze leftover chicken fritters?

Yes, you can freeze cooked chicken fritters for later use.

Allow them to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheat in the oven or air fryer until heated through.

What are some serving suggestions for crispy chicken fritters?

Serve the fritters as a main dish with a side salad, coleslaw, or roasted vegetables.

They also make delicious sliders when sandwiched between buns with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments.

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